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  1. 6 points
    CleBkPkr

    Treadmill for now

    Hello! Just getting going with the app. Right now the weather here isn't fit for running so I am on the treadmill. I purposely restarted week one. Trying to make sure I am adapted before I move to the next week. This is all very new to me but I am determined to succeed!
  2. 5 points
    Inour

    Training for 10K

    Super excited for launching 2019 with 10K app!
  3. 5 points
    My goals for 2019 1). To continue my weight loss journey with the goal of losing 10lbs per month or 100lbs total for the year 2). Continue to develop and grow the love that I have for myself 3). To complete at least thee 5k walks or runs for charities I support 4). To meditate and pray daily, along with becoming more involved in my church and scripture readings 5). To just be happy and to live my life to the fullest.
  4. 4 points
    Cerelia

    Training for 10K

    I just made it to 10K - would love to hear all about your progress!!! I followed the C25K then moved to 10K and followed it pretty religiously :-)
  5. 4 points
    Maulik

    Completed 30 mins. Thanks C25K

    Today i completed 30mins jogging. The pace is still a bit slow. I could do 4kms in 30 mins. But still very much happy coz I couldnt even run 4 mins at start of the program. With balanced diet I also reaped sweet benefits of weight loss. Took me almost 12-14 weeks to reach 30mins. Although there have been some delays due to injury but I did not quit and hence completed it. Since my stamina was too less, alternate day jogging was not sufficient and so I used to jog daily(except Sunday) upto first 5 weeks. Also repeated the week wherever needed. Week 5 is toughest but remember not to quit and repeat if necessary. Every week seemed tough and hard to finish. But the thumb rule was not to quit and repeat until you finish a target week. Dont forget pre and post stretches at it helps prevent injury and helps in recovering. Take a break whenever legs are sore or in deep pain. Best thing about the app is its breakdown to achieve the target. Must say its very skillfully developed. Thanks C25K :-)
  6. 4 points
    MrsWepking

    Week 5 Day 3 conquered!

    I did it! C25K week 5 day 3 is in the books! I ran for 20 minutes straight, which is 12 minutes more than I’ve ever done before. I didn’t hit the 2 mile mark because I only run at 5 mph, but running for 20 minutes without stopping is a huge accomplishment for me. I am by no means a runner, and just a few weeks ago 3 minutes at a time was rough. I will say I much prefer the intervals to the long runs, but it is very satisfying to know that I am capable.
  7. 4 points
    Klawilliam

    Week 5 day 3 rain

    I got to the dreaded first 20 minute run. It was raining, but I told my family I was not missing a day except under the most dire circumstances so I headed out. Best run yet! I think because I spent more time thinking about the rain everything else took care of itself. Feel like I can tackle anything!
  8. 4 points
    admin

    Welcome to Getting Started!

    Welcome! This forum is for everyone who is new and just getting started. Questions? Post them in this forum and get answers from our community. Need help or guidance? This is your place. Please keep in mind that this forum is for beginners. Do you remember how it was when you first started? Any contribution can go a long way. Help others and please be polite. "If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." – Booker T. Washington
  9. 3 points
    JaneX

    Tomorrow I begin

    Just downloaded the C25K app My ambition is to run, I can't remember running anywhere since I was a kid I have lost 1.5 stone I'm the last few weeks from dieting, now I need to exercise Wish me luck
  10. 3 points
    DaveC

    Completed the program!!! It works.

    It took me a bit longer than the actual plan most likely since I am a former smoker. Tonight I completed 3.2 miles and I have lost 25lbs in the process.
  11. 3 points
    Mickrick

    Getting ready

    Bought some shoes and gear now looking forward to starting tomorrow! Hoping to lose a stone and shape up
  12. 3 points
    Louisdog

    Starting running in your 60's

    I started C25K 8 weeks ago, hoping to do the magic 5K run before I turn 62 in January. I wanted to do it while I still can. Today I ran 5K for the first time in 35m10s. I am thrilled. Huge thanks to the C25K app. It never asks you to do more than you can do.
  13. 3 points
    CleBkPkr

    Treadmill for now

    Treadmill Team dor the win!
  14. 3 points
    I was able to do the first day work out even though it was hard. But I did repeat week one before moving to week 2. So I would recommend attempting to do the workout and if you need to back off some of the runs to a brisk walk and repeat the week until you have those 8 runs down. One thing I have found is that the first 2 runs and the last one are the hardest. The ones in between are the easiest because my body is all warmed up. This will increase your stamina. I have been a walker for exercise the past couple of years so this is quite challenging. I just did my week 2 day 1 and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
  15. 3 points
    Leah Stambaugh

    Motivation

    My goals are to ba able to finish marathons. And to keep running for the rest of my life. To stay active!!
  16. 3 points
    Downtonfan

    New Life, Getting back to my old me

    Going thru a yucky divorce and need to take care of myself. Getting back to eating right, exercise, losing weight, and taking care of myself and setting a good example for my daughter
  17. 3 points
    Nachomama

    40 not fatty

    Hi everyone, Since I had my second child 5 years ago, I've gained 25 pounds. I was running 5ks after I had her but completely stopped exercising and am eating terribly. Party over. In May I turn 40, and have made it my goal not to enter my 40th year unhealthy and the heaviest weight I've ever been in my life. I'm only in day 2 of week one, but for me, getting started is the challenge. I look forward to running in this healthy journey with you all!
  18. 3 points
    Jdubb12

    Week 4 day 2

    I completed week 4 day two this evening. Not fast but Completed. My knees are sore but Advil and rest should take care them. #happy
  19. 3 points
    Marjieh

    Week 3 is really tough for me!

    Totally agree that repeating is not a step back. You are still moving and that is the goal.
  20. 3 points
    Jschaferhess

    Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!

    I'm the challenge today. Considering you've been successful until now, I suspect it's a mind over matter issue. Believe me when I tell you, your body can do it regardless of what the voice in your head is chanting.
  21. 2 points
    PG0078

    Foods to eat before a run

    If you are on a weight loss goal then I suggest what I did . I used to have only 2-3 pcs of almonds 1 walnut 1 Date every time before a run. There were days i didnt have even that ie when I was intermittent fasting. Its difficult in the start but actually the stamina or endurance is not troubled after a couple of weeks and you get used to it. I have realized that 30 to 35 mins runs for a 5K doesnt require you to be on a full stomach . Yes i do have atleast 2 glasses of water half hour before a run which helps me stay hydrated and carry a very small bottle in my pocket incase i need it but requirement is only after completion of a run.
  22. 2 points
    Applejax

    Training for 5k

    I’m so excited for you! I remember the first time (5 years ago) I learned that I could run. It was amazing to me! Congratulations on giving it a try! I am also planning to run in a 5k at the end of April. This will be my 5th time doing this race but I wouldn’t really consider myself a runner. I use the race as motivation to get back outside and do some walk/jog laps. So, here I am again trying to jumpstart myself to get back out there. This is my first time using the c25k program. I just started this week so I’m ready today for w1d2. It’s a cold 23 outside right now. Time to layer up!
  23. 2 points
    Twobees

    Week 5 Day 3 conquered!

    Thank you. Ive now completed week five and the 20 minute run was awesome. Felt like I could keep going. Week 6 this week. Feeling satisfied
  24. 2 points
    Ewayne06

    Week3 day 2, down 3.5 lbs

    That's perfect! You want to shoot for 1-2 pounds a week. If your in that range you are mostly burning fat cells. If you lose more than that then it is likely that you are losing muscle mass (bad!!). Keep doing what your doing and stay in a caloric deficit. As long as you burn more calories than you take in you will continue to lose weight!
  25. 2 points
    Breezee

    Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!

    Don't sweat the distance and just do the time. You will speed up.
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